SCR 14 Creates the Blue Ribbon Panel on Job Retention and Economic Growth
Sponsor: Schmitt
LR Number: 1473S.03I Fiscal Note: 1473-03
Committee: Rules, Joint Rules, Resolutions and Ethics
Last Action: 5/15/2009 - Resolutions Calendar--SCR 14-Schmitt Journal Page:
Title: Calendar Position: 5
Effective Date: upon approval

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SCR 14 - This concurrent resolution creates the blue ribbon panel on job retention and economic growth. The panel will advise and make recommendations to the Governor, General Assembly, and state agencies on matters concerning the social and economic effects of loss of major corporate presence and other businesses within the state. The panel must develop a comprehensive statewide plan for job retention and economic growth. The panel must issue preliminary recommendations by February 1, 2010.

The panel's duties include: determining the impact business relocation out-of-state and job loss has upon charitable giving, the social well being of affected areas and the state and local economy; studying the impact current state and local tax incentives have on business decision-making and recommending modifications to or additional incentives necessary to facilitate job retention and economic growth; assessing the educational needs of existing and potential Missouri businesses; examining the need for infrastructure improvements necessary to attract new and retain existing businesses; developing recommendations for enhancing the attractiveness of this state to business; and assessing the impact job loss has on the state and local economy and charitable giving.